House of the Three Oci
The Casa dei Tre Oci is located in Giudecca, Venice .
The Casa dei Tre Oci is a splendid Venetian architecture of the early twentieth century designed by the architect Mario De Maria . Born as a home-studio of Mario who designed it following the construction work with passion, it was later owned by his son Astolfo, a painter like his father, who lived there with his wife Adele.
The building, which takes its name from its three large windows that resemble eyes (oci, in Venetian dialect), was purchased in 2000 by the Venice Foundation and reopened to the public in 2012 after a long and careful restoration.
The building houses the photographic collections owned by the Venice Foundation which include the De Maria Fund , with more than 100,000 images taken by the various members of the family, and the Italo Zannier Archive, with almost 2,000 photographs from the nineteenth century to today , as well as a precious section of his library.
The activities of the Casa dei Tre Oci consist mainly in the design and realization of photographic exhibitions , but also in the organization of events, conferences, debates and book presentations ; moreover, workshops, portfolio readings, meetings and activities are periodically organized in collaboration with experts in the sector, universities and other cultural institutions.